tv ABC World News With David Muir ABC January 4, 2016 6:30pm-7:00pm EST
tonight is next. eyewitness news returns at 11:00. have a tonight, the heated showdown. donald trump versus the clintons. the sprint to iowa and new hampshire now. trump says bill clinton's past is fair game. this evening, the former president, out on the trail and our correspondent asking him, is trump right? should clinton's past matter? >> is it fair game? >> how the president answers. at this hour, the armed militia standoff. the american town paralyzed. schools closed, the armed protesters saying they're prepared to use force. the stock market freefall. the plunge on this first day of trading in the new year. how it affects your money. the major chill. and the chain reaction crashes in the east. and the massive storm system about to hit the west tonight. and the showdown at starbucks. the mother who says her credit
she returns to find the clerk. and you're about to see what happens. good evening. and happy new year. it's great to be back with you tonight. and we begin this evening with the all-out sprint to iowa. one month now until the first votes, and new hampshire, of course, shortly there after. tonight here, a decisive moment. with donald trump doubling down on his belief bill clinton's past does matter, we hear from the former president himself. all eyes this monday on the former president, for the first time this campaign, bill clinton on the trail, by himself for his wife. so many wondering, going on, would he bring up trump? and our correspondent getting a moment with him, asking, is trump making a fair argument? we begin with abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: bill clinton kicking off 2016 in new hampshire. >> it's kind of scary this year. >> reporter: taking some not so subtle jabs at a certain republican front-runner.
against african-americans or hispanics or muslims, just because of who they are, i don't like that. >> reporter: but he didn't mention donald trump by name, or trump's tactic of dredging up the former president's past sex scandals. >> and the husband's one of the great abusers of the world? give me a break. >> reporter: so, today, i asked eded about trump. donald trump says your past is fair game. is it? a long pause, and then an answer. >> the republicans have to decide who they want to nominate. i'm trying to tell the democrats and the country why i think hillary would be the best president, and i think there's always attempts to take the election away from the people. >> reporter: trump today, not backing down. >> i think hillary was an enabler, and a lot of things he was impeached for heaven's sake.
leaving office, bill clinton's popularity numbers are sky high, much higher than his wife's. she calls bill her secret weapon, especially in new hampshire, where both clintons have enjoyed political comebacks. >> i listened to you, and in the process, i found my own voice. >> reporter: this here, new hampshire is pivotal once again. the only state where clinton trails vermont senator bernie sanders and where she needs that not so secret secret weapon more than ever. >> and cecilia vega live from new hampshire tonight. and you reported there that the campaign is very happy where the former president stands with his own popularity. so, how much more of president clinton on his own will we see out there? >> reporter: well, david, the former president just wrapped an event here in new hampshire, and it was a packed houts. and that is what hillary clinton's campaign wants to see. an aide to the former president telling me today that we can
clinton out on the campaign trail over the next few weeks. david? >> foflding up the championships right behind you. cecilia, thank you. president clinton being asked about donald trump, and tonight, trump is being asked about a piece of video shown in his first political ad out today. in it, talking about building a wall on the mexican border, and in the ad, you can see people running for the border. but it turns out that piece of video is not here in the u.s. they're the same images from a video posted in 2014 of migrants in morocco. tonight, how does the trump campaign explain this? abc's tom llamas on the trail, as well. >> i'm donald trump, and i approve this message. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump out with his first tv ad and that striking image of people scrambling like ants across a mountainous border. >> he'll stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that mexico will pay for. >> reporter: it turns out, that video is not from our border with mexico at all. it's from 5,000 miles away in morocco.
telling abc news they used morocco images on purpose, quote, "to demonstrate the severe impact of an open border and the very real threat americans face." which first reported the story, gives the ad a "pants-on-fire" rating on its truth scale. it was trump's immigration crackdown that first rocketed him into the lead. >> and, you know, we're going to build a wall. border. the wall. and they'll say, thank you, thank you very much. highlights the latest trump promise in the headlines. >> he's calling for a temporary shutdown of muslims coming into the united states. >> reporter: but david, trump's critics say the morocco video in his ad highlights how he plays fast and loose with the facts, and they point to recent studies that show more mexicans leaving the u.s. than coming in. david? >> tom llamas, thank you.
tense standoff in one american community in the west tonight. and to breaking developments just moments ago. the fbi leading the investigation into that standoff in oregon now. heavily armed militia seizing a federal building that they say belongs to the people. tonight, digging in. arguing americans should have more access to federal lands. but many in that small town now caught in the cross hairs. school canceled today. some neighbors saying "go home." abc's neal karlinsky tonight on the group saying, they are prepared to use form, and the sheriff just a short time ago asking them to leave. >> reporter: tonight, inside the standoff. abc news given a look past the guard tower. interestingly, they actually have their own fuel pumps here for their cars. the few dozen held up here mainly come from out of state. one member posted an emotional good-bye to his family before joining up. >> i am 100% willing to lay my life down. >> reporter: we found him inside. do you fear that this could turn into something serious enough
return to your family? >> there's always that chance, but that's not what we want. >> reporter: within the compound, bunks the militia members sleep on. a woman preparing meals. >> if are you armed or unarmed, you get up here. >> reporter: tonight, the group saying they're fighting for nothing short of the liberation of thousands of miles of federal land. the group seized the unoccupied federal refuge saturday, protesting prison time against two ranchers convicted of arson for allegedly lighting fires on public land. the pair surrendered at a california prison late today. meanwhile, in oregon, the standoff continues. >> it's time for you to leave our community. go home to your families. >> reporter: schools in the area remain closed, but there is not a shred of police presence out here, and these people say authorities have assured them there will be no confrontation. david? >> neal karlinsky tonight in oregon. neal, thank you. and now, to the white house tonight, and president obama about to take action on gun control on his own.
loophole. it is highly controversial, and abc's senior justice correspondent pierre thomas on what could change at gun shows across this country. >> reporter: at gun shows just like this one over the weekend in virginia, hundreds of firearms are sold. often with no background check. >> this is considered an assault weapon. >> reporter: sales brisk and part of that executive action. >> obama's the reason. >> reporter: virginia today not much different from when "20/20" watched as the brother of one of the virginia tech massacre victims, trying to raise awareness of the loophole, legally buying an arm full of guns at a gun show. >> went up to him, how much do you want for it, 450 bucks, here's the cash, thanks. >> reporter: but tonight, the executive order being considered would affect many of those sellers who supplement their income with gun sales. calling on them to register as federal firearms dealers. >> this is not going to solve every violent crime in this country.
it will potentially save lives. >> reporter: critics took aim even before the details came out. >> now this president wants to act as if he's a king. >> and pierre is with us now live. pierre, the white house heard this argument before, but this proposed executive order on gun shows would not have prevented the purchase of guns used in the recent shootings? >> reporter: that's right. the loophole would not have effected most of the recent mass shooters. those sales were through federal gun dealers and background checks were, in, done. david? >> all right, pierre thomas tonight. thank you. now, to the extreme weather on both coasts tonight. an arctic blast in the east causing chaos on the roads this evening. a pileup in pittsburgh, and this vehicle, flipping on icy roads in fairview county, pennsylvania. the west bracing for a parade of storms brujing rain, snow, ice and possible mudslides. let's get right to rob marciano tracking both coasts for us tonight. >> reporter: hey, david. the winds are so cold, they are generating snow off any large
continue for the next couple of hours. this is the oldest air of the season for the northeastern thirdle of the country. look at the temperatures in the morning. the wind chills. minus 5 in boston. 3 in new york. 12 in chicago. so, bust out the layers. it will be short-lived. we have several cold storms that will drive into the west here. the first one comes in tomorrow morning. significant rains for los angeles and san diego. then another one comes in wednesday morning, hits san francisco first and then drives to the south and east. this will bring rain anywhere from two to four inches in the start on wall street. the dow closing down more than 276 points. the worst opening day of trading in eight years. abc's chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis on the floor of the new york stock exchange tonight. and rebecca, a lot of people wondering, is this a sign of things to come this new year? >> reporter: david, it was bad news today, but surprisingly, it
i've been speaking to a number of veteran floor traders here today and they tell me, this even caught them offguard. it started with a sharp selloff in china. fears that a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy could have a ripple effect here on the united states and our economy. the other big factor, oil prices, which are lower, it's great news for consumers. you pay less at the pump, but bad news when it comes to energy companies and the jobs of people in this country working at energy companies. there's a saying here on wall street. as goes january, so goes the rest of the year for stocks. it's true. 70% of the time, david. so, we have another 18 trading days to set the tone. >> let's hope it's not today. rebecca jarvis, thank you so much. the white house tonight is responding now to escalating tensions overseas between two powerful muslim nations in the middle east. saudi arabia cutting ties with iran. protesters attacking the saw di embassy in tehran, burning the saudi flag after saudi arabia
cleric, backed by the rein yaniranians. meantime, there is a major against isis. you remember the killer known as jihadi john, the mask, the british accent. over the weekend, a new isis video showing a man authorities call the new jihadi john. and tonight, they think they might know who he is. abc news has learned one of the men they're looking at, we've sat down with before. here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross tonight. >> reporter: this is the new isis version of evil personified. his face hidden by a black mask, speaking with a british accent. >> we will continue to wage jihad, break borders and one day invade your land. >> reporter: tonight, u.s. and british officials are comparing the voice and physical characteristics to this well-known british radical who fled london to syria a year after a half ago, after being
supporting terrorism. shortly before that, he talked with abc news. >> until a group of muslims rise and conquer the white house. >> reporter: he was interviewed by lama hasan in 2014, as he urged young muslim men in london to push for sharia law. >> i think that would be the beginning of the end of the united states of america, of britain, of europe and the entire world. >> reporter: and tonight, british officials say, he is a leading suspect, as new isis executioner, which, if it is the case, will put him on the same list that led to the drone attack against the previous isis face of evil, the so-called jihadi john, who executed four american hostages, david. developments tonight. brian, thank you. back here at home, new developments in a deadly police shooting making headlines across the country. bail granted tonight for former $500,000. the incident caught on camera, he's accused of fatally shooting walter scott eight times from
routine traffic stop last april. scott's father objecting to the decision, calling slager a danger to the community. tonight, the ntsb is releasing haunting new images from that mystery at sea, the "el faro," the cargo ship that went down during hurricane joaquin in october, killing all 33 on board. we have new video now of its final resting place, taking us onto the deck. there tonight is still no sign of the black box or the victims. ab kra's lynn bbc's linzie janis with the pictures. >> reporter: tonight, the "el faro" three miles underneath the ocean's surface. twisted and mangled by hurricane joaquin. its equipment and cargo scattered. a vehicle with a sunroof. a microwave and a printer, all being carried by the "el faro" from jacksonville to san juan when it sank on october 1st. but still no sign of the ship's crew, 33 in all. perhaps the most haunting, this video of the top two decks
captain and some of the crew would have been, found half a mile away. also still missing tonight, the voyage data recorder or black box that may have provided answers for family members. >> they are most concerned of why did they send them out there, knowing it was some type of storm? >> reporter: for now, hope that these images of a final resting place will provide some closure. linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> linzie, thank you. and there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. you're about to see the showdown at starbucks. the mother who says her credit card number was stolen and used. the confrontation now as he pulls back up to the drive through window, returning to find the cashier. you'll see what happens, and what starbucks is now saying tonight. there is also news this evening about the music star vanishing on a hunting trip. what his family is now saying. and powerball fever spreading across america tonight. the new and massive jackpot. we'll tell you where it's at
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>> oh, he helps me walk. i lean on him like a crutch. >> reporter: and look what happened after he met them. >> in the category of service dog, we have george, a great dane. >> reporter: george receiving the american kennel club service dog of the year award. a standing ovation for george and bella. and tonight, a new year's arrival. 32 puppies at the same farm. 18 of them are related to george. and already training to be just like him. we thought you could use a smile to start the new year. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back
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